Literature Program
 


Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.

FREE

PEN World Voices presents

Sofi Oksanen (Finland) & Tommy Wieringa (Netherlands)

A "Babel Extra" event!

Albright Knox Art Gallery Auditorium

Finnish author Sofi Oksanen will read from Purge, her first novel to be translated into English. Dutch author Tommy Wieringa will read from Joe Speedboat, also his first novel to be translated into English. The readings will followed by a Q&A session with the authors and book signing by Talking Leaves...Books.
 
Sponsored by PEN World Voices and Grove/Atlantic Publishers, in conjunction with Babel—a collaborative project of Just Buffalo Literary Center with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the International Institute, and Talking Leaves...Books, with additional support from UB Humanities Institute, UB Department of English, riverrun, Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series, and Ethnographic Dreamworlds at Buffalo State College.
 
Grove/Atlantic's page for Purge
Grove/Atlantic's page for Joe Speedboat


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